Paris again: Day 7



Place d'Anvers. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.



Rue des Trois-Frères, Montmartre. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.



Rue de l'Abreuvoir and Sacré-Coeur. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.

Paris again: Day 4

Cold wind and rain today; only half a drawing done.



Palais de Luxembourg. Ink, 18 x 18cm.

Paris again: Day 3



Houses by Canal St Martin. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.




Canal St Martin, bridge at Rue Eugéne Varlin. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.




Metro at Boulevard de la Villete, Jaures station. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.




Metro at Boulevard de la Villete, Jaures station. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.



Rue de la Folie Méricourt. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.

Paris again: Day 2, part 2

The sky's getting dark. Two views from the Place de Hotel de Ville.




Looking north to the dome of BHV Marias. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.




Looking south to rooftops on Ile de Cité, and the towers of Notre Dame. Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.

Paris again: Day 2, part 1



Houses on the Canal St Martin. Pencil and watercolour, 36 x 18cm.



Place des Vosges. Pencil and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.



Signs by the Seine. Pencil and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.



Houses behind the Bibliothèque Forney. Pencil and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.

Paris again: Day 1

Working faster, because of the cold.


Houses near Les Halles. Pencil and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.

Then off the Louvre:


Pavillion Sully from the Cour Carrée.
Pencil and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.


Corner of the Cour Carrée.
Pencil and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.


Wide view of the Pyramid in the Cour Napoleon, and the Pavillion Mollien.

Pencil and watercolour, 42 x 18cm.



Pavillion de Rohan
Ink and watercolour, 21 x 18cm.



Pavillion de Turgot
Ink and watercolour, 21 x 18cm.


Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Ink and watercolour, 18 x 18cm.

Towards abstraction: After Kline

Some pictures inspired by looking at the work of Franz Kline: big, black, structures, with some touches of colour. The white sections are white paint, not left as the white paper, for a more textured finish. Painting the white after the black, on top of the black, softens the graphic effect. Easy to read some suggestions of landscape in these: horizons, roads, rivers, field patterns.





   


 


 Acrylic and watercolour, some 21 x 21cm; some 12 x 12 cm.

Landscapes in black and in colour

Marks in the landscape, marks on paper.

 

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Towards abstraction: Still life I

Some coloured glass bottles. Recording lines, shapes, colours, overlays. Pushing away from literalism towards mark making. Pencil and watercolour, 12 x 12 and 12 x 18cm.

 

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Roads to the downs

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